About this course
The Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program trains students toward four main goals: acquiring a broad base of knowledge in the science of psychology, acquiring competence in all aspects of conducting clinical research, acquiring competence in the practice of clinical psychology, and acquiring the professional attitudes and behaviors necessary for successful functioning as a psychologist.
The program endeavors to create a diverse and supportive community in which students can develop the skills needed to become excellent clinical psychologists.
The objective of the program is to produce clinical psychologists who are knowledgeable regarding the science of psychology and ready to add to its development, proficient in applying this knowledge in a variety of clinical settings, and aware of the interrelationships between the science and practice of clinical psychology. Research skills are strongly emphasized as an integral part of the clinical program.
All students acquire research competence through participation in a research apprenticeship during the first two years and then through the doctoral dissertation. Clinical skills are equally emphasized, and close clinical supervision is a hallmark of the program. Clinical expertise is acquired through coursework, practica, externship, and internship. Clinical training is broad and offers exposure to a wide range of methods and approaches.
English Language Requirement:
- TOEFL: 550 (paper based); 213 (computer based); 80 (internet based).
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum.
- Other equivalent qualifications.